info and pix provided by Chris Statham

Axis were a Stockport based four-piece band, whose set included blues, old Fleetwood Mac, Hendrix, John Mayall, Chicken Shack and later heavier material from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Free, plus original material.

L to R:
Tony Cresswell, Chris Daniel, Chris Statham, John Bohen
Line-up included
Chris Statham

rhythm guitar and lead vocals (replacing Nick Fairbrother in 1968), went on to do a lot of songwriting and recording 1978 - 1987

Currently doing gigs as a duo with Louise
Chris Daniel bass  - went on to join a band called 'The Out' 1978 - 1981.  The rhythm player was george Borowski, who became famous as guitar George when they supported Dire Straits on a gig.  Chris Daniel still lives in Bredbury.
Glen Cartledge lead guitar
Paul Burgess drums - left July 1971 went on to join '10cc' in 1973, mainly for touring until Godley & Creme left, then he was on all their recordings too. He's currently touring in Germany & Holland with Graham Gouldman as 10cc. They tour the UK from the end of April (Manchester Opera House 5th May). Paul still lives in Stockport, and does the pub circuit when he's home.
John Bohen lead guitar - replaced Glen Cartledge in September '69
Tony Cresswell drums - joined July 1971 (joined Sad Cafe about 1976)

Gigs included:

Nov. / Dec.1968:
Hollins College Manchester
Didsbury Rugby Club
Poynton Social Centre.


Magic Village Manchester
Bredbury Hall Country Club (residency for 6 months)
Time & Place Manchester
Top Rank Bowling Stretford
The Spa Bar Buxton
Club Monaco Farnworth
Manchester City Social Club
Wysdale Football Club
The Oaks Hotel Didsbury
Nantwich Civic Hall
Richmond Club Heywood
Quaintways Club Chester
Risley P.O. social club
Irlam B.L. club.

Higher Irlam Social Club
Deanwater Hotel Woodford
Granada TV studios for a prog called Lift Off
Winter Gardens Ballroom Llandudno
Bungalow Club Edgeley
Northwich Memorial Hall
Alma Lodge Hotel Stockport (regular gig)
Oaks Hotel Didsbury (regular gig)
Bank Hall Miners Club Burnley
Reece's Ballroom Liverpool (regular gig)
Delph Y.C.
Didsbury College of F.E.
Kiosk Club, Castleford
Pavilion Gardens Buxton
De La Salle College Middleton
Alsager College near Crewe
Bamboo Club Stockport (regular gig)
Reaseheath College Nantwich
Bulls Head Hanford
Wrexham Memorial Hall
Wrexham T.T. College
Tyldesley Rugby Club
Casino Club Wigan (regular gig)
Babalou Club Liverpool
Beachcomber Club Wigan
Mardi Gras Club Liverpool
Rivington Barn Chorley (regular gig)
Monaco Ballroom Hindley (regular gig)
Cavern Liverpool (regular gig)
Bier Keller Wigan (regular gig)
Calder College Liverpool
Padgate T.T.College
Dino's Club Liverpool
Wayfarers Club Nantwich
Fielden Park College Didsbury (booked by yer actual webmaster, who was a student there at the time)

Chris Statham

Manchester Uni (U.M.I.S.T.)
Pyramid Club Liverpool (regular gig)
Swinley Students Club Wigan
Riversdale Tec. College Liverpool
Rathbone Hall of Res Liverpool Uni
Orrell Rugby Club
Spectrum Stockport (regular gig)
Stockport Tec. College
Jazz North West Woodford
Liverpool Uni
Cavern Liverpool (regular gig)
Bier Keller Wigan (regular gig)
Calder College Liverpool
Mr. Smiths Club Winsford
Dolphin Club Colne (regular gig)
Dino's Club Liverpool
Keele University
Padgate T.T.College
Frodsham Centre

Paul Burgess / Chris Statham / Chris Daniel / John Bohen

Axis on Lift Off (Granada TV) 1970

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